Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! It’s quite a relief to be able to take a short break after such a long and hot summer, particularly as the weather has decided to join in with the holiday spirit. The air was cool and fresh on the Four Beasts this morning and the views of Taipei under the clear blue skies were amazing. Here’s hoping that the weather forecast for the next few days stays true to its word.
On the subject of forecasts, I’m not sure I want to be in the business of making ones about the economy given the crazy times we’re living in, but what I will say is that we are seeing a rapid growth of interest in our VIA Mobile360 in-vehicle systems in China, Taiwan, the US, and the UK. Even though the hype about autonomous vehicles has abated, interest in adopting AI, Computer Vision, and Cloud technologies for transportation safety, fleet management, and new mobility services continues to accelerate.
While it’s still early days yet, we’re also experiencing increasing demand for the VIA Pixetto Vision Sensor that we launched during the summer. Featuring a suite of pre-built Vision AI models, coding Blocks, and an online Accelerated Machine Learning platform, we have designed VIA Pixetto to facilitate the teaching of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to students aged twelve and above. During this year, we’ve been working on a number of pilot projects with Professor Zhang Yushan of National Taiwan Normal University and his team to at schools in northern Taiwan. The results have been extremely encouraging so far, and we look forward to further expanding our activities in both Taiwan and other markets over the coming months.
My greatest enjoyment over the past few months has been working with our summer interns. I was blow away by the their enthusiasm and talent, not to mention their technical savviness. I have no doubt that I learned as much from them as they did from me – if not more.
If you’re interested in learning more about the program, please check out these two videos. More detailed information is also available here.